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Latest Association News ...
51st AGM of the Westerly Owners’ Association
The 51st AGM of the Westerly Owners’ Association will be held on 27th January 2018 at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution College, Poole, Dorset. For further details and an Association Committee nomination form see link below. We do hope members will join us at this event.
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Contact: Bob Godbold, Hon. Secretary Email

'Westerlys on Wheels' – Valentine’s Rally, 9 - 11 February 2018
The first ‘Westerlys on Wheels’ event will take place at an intimate campsite in Dorset. Please click link below for the booking form, or look in the Winter 2017 Magazine for more details. Latest bookings by 28th January please.
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Contact: Dick Leedham Email

Lobster pots campaign – sign the petition!
The Cruising Association has re-started the parliamentary petition on the government website following the general election.
Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a significant hazard for coastal cruising people. Fishermen, too, lose expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone, the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers.
It is time to work together to find a solution that is cheap and practical for fishermen. With this aim, the CA hopes to secure a government consultation about the effectiveness of the current guidance and the merits of enforceable regulations for the whole of the UK. We are seeking a consensus amongst fishermen’s organisations as well as the RYA, RNLI and others concerned with yacht safety.
If you support our campaign, please: sign the petition, even if you had already done so, as previous votes can’t be carried over.
You can also report incidents to the CA via lobsterpots@theca.org.uk, or the RYA via this form. Tell your friends, family and club members about the campaign and petition.
It’s time to change the rules, for safety’s sake.

Latest Area Group News ...
23 Jan 2018
Calling notice for South Coast Group Channel Crossing
17 Jan 2018
South Coast Group RYA Radar Course on the 3rd February and the RYA/MCA VHS SRC Marine Radio course on the 4th February are both FULL
09 Jan 2018
Join the South Coast Group, SE Cluster, Spring Lunch
04 Jan 2018
South West Group 2018 programme of events
04 Jan 2018
South West Group Winter Walk
04 Jan 2018
South West Group Meet Afloat at Dittisham
30 Dec 2017
East Coast Group Jubilee Event
22 Dec 2017
South West Group Christmas Lunch report
15 Dec 2017
South Coast Group Weather Forecasting course
15 Dec 2017
South Coast Group Passage Planning Course
Westerly in the Press ...

To broadly promote recreational sailing in Westerly yachts, the Association works to maintain and build awareness and knowledge of the Westerly brand, among owners and non-owners alike, by supplying ideas and articles to the major sailing press in the UK.


Practical Boat Owner  May 2016
Owners of the Renown 31, Discus 33 and Westerly 33 comment on what they like about their boats: the magazine’s latest review of the most popular ‘go anywhere’ 31-33 footers sold in large numbers as a logical step up from the many smaller Westerlys.
Yachting Monthly   Apr 2016
‘Still sailing solo at 94’ in a 32ft Westerly Renown owner bought new in 1971 – feature article; plus another 5 page feature from WOA member Bob Shepton on sailing in the wilds of Greenland aboard his Westerly Discus.
Yachting Life   Mar-Apr 2016
Vice-Commodore Mary Buchanan’s ‘Oceanranger, my ideal boat’ three page feature article explains how the 38ft Westerly gives such good service. The issue also includes news of WOA appointments for her and George Pickburn.
Practical Boat Owner  Feb 2016
Profile on Ed Dubois, designer of some of Westerlys' most sought-after designs; plus illustrated feature on fitting a new rudder bush bearing to a Westerly.
Practical Boat Owner  Nov 2015
"Best-selling 28-30ft boats" feature includes Westerly Konsort appraisal by Commodore Andy Truscott of his boat Drongo, one of the 700-plus built.
Practical Boat Owner  Oct 2015
Generously illustrated feature article on how new sails transform 1979 Westerly 33 "more speed, less leeway". Plus, why a Westerly Pageant owner made his first pan-pan call.
Yachting Monthly  Oct 2015
Calling all current and aspiring Fulmar owners - four page assessment and photos of an immaculate example in magazine's latest "Used boat test". Is this the best design that Westerly ever built?
Yachting Monthly  Sep 2015
On bookstalls from Aug 20th. In"The last Westerly ever built" feature article on a beautiful Ocean 33, owner (and WOA member) Chris Lane tells how Otter II earned her £150,000 price tag.
Press Release  
Westerly Owners' Association to link with Mayflower Marina at Southampton Boat Show
Plymouth's award-winning Mayflower Marina is to host the world's biggest boat owner group, the Westerly Owners' Association at the Southampton International Boat Show (Sept 11th-20th).
Though Westerly boats are no longer in production, around 12,000 can be found in UK waters and further afield. A significant number of their owners visit the show.
"The Association is a not-for-profit organisation so it cannot fund a show stand independently in the way that commercial organisations are able to," said WOA Commodore Andy Truscott.
"Mayflower kindly offered us stand space and we've been delighted to accept. It gives us a focal point where we can welcome many fellow owners of Westerly boats and it's also an ideal opportunity to recruit new members," he said.
For further information please contact John Ruskin, WOA, pr15@westerly-owners.co.uk
Practical Boat Owner  Apr 2015
Westerly GK24 in Portland Bill drama 'a dentist's tale'

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